'Chelsea will bid big': Boehly ready to match any offer for £135m star, he's desperate to get him - journalist - The Chelsea Chronicle

Matt Law has claimed that Chelsea are willing to pay whatever it takes to sign Jude Bellingham.

Speaking on the London is Blue podcast, Law explained that Todd Boehly is prepared to equal or go above any offers coming in for the Borussia Dortmund midfielder.

Dortmund are set to receive numerous proposals for their talented teenager in 2023.

Brilliant Bellingham courted by Chelsea

Bellingham is one of, if not the, most coveted and attractive young footballer in the profession right now.

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He already has the weight of a nation on his shoulders, as many expect the 19-year-old to be pivotal in England’s possible success at the World Cup.

His performance in the 6-2 thrashing of Iran certainly gave fans and pundits alike plenty of evidence to suggest so.

Displays of similar elk have been a regular occurrence at club level as well.

If Bellingham isn’t already the full midfield package, he’s really not far off it.

For this reason, it is no surprise that Europe’s heavy hitters are intent on prying him away from the Bundesliga.

Chelsea and Real Madrid are apparently amongst those most willing to pay the price for Dortmund’s diamond.

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“Chelsea will bid big for Bellingham, but they are not favourites to sign him. They will match any bid that is made for Bellingham but the move won’t just come down to money,” said Law.

Chelsea to chuck the jewels at Jude Bellingham

The pounds any pennies of this possible deal will of course play a big part, especially if suitors are willing to spend upwards of £135m.

But Bellingham must look at the bigger picture in terms of career development.

Joining Chelsea would bring him to the Premier League promised land, a dream location for most young footballers.

There is of course a current caveat to switching to Stamford Bridge.

Results have been very poor recently under Graham Potter, giving any player good reason to avoid becoming a Blue.

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Meanwhile, Madrid continue to go strong with Carlo Ancelotti in charge, and are still on course to reclaim their La Liga and Champions League crown.

London life or the Spanish sun, you decide Jude.

"Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produced regular articles for the club’s official website and match-day programme. He covered the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany and has reported from grounds ranging from non-league up to the Premier League. Nathaniel is a full-time writer for the Chelsea Chronicle, and was formerly their social media man. His footballing career reached the sparkling heights of winning the Under-13s Bloxham Tournament in 2011."